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A group of professional Java Developers who meet regularly for presentations on the latest technologies and movements within the Java world.

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July 28, 2014

Why bother contributing a Camel component?

Bilgin Ibryam's Open Source Journeys
Camel has a staggering number of connectors and that is thanks to you - the community. May be you also know a cool library that still doesn't have a Camel connector and wonder whether you should create a connector and contribute it to Apache Camel? H More...
July 27, 2014

LSCC Talks 2014 “Crafting DevOps: Applying software craftsmanship to DevOps”

The Tai-Dev Blog
I once again had the pleasure of presenting a lightning talk at the London Software Craftsmanship Community #LSCCtalks series. This time I presented a new talk I’m working on – “Crafting DevOps: Applying software craftsmanship to De More...
July 27, 2014

Catch me talking (four times) at JavaOne 2014!

The Tai-Dev Blog
I’m very excited to be part of Oracle’s JavaOne event again this year, and I can’t wait to head over to San Francisco at the end of September! This year I’ll be presenting a solo session on “Cloud Develop’s DHARMA: More...
July 27, 2014

Devoxx UK 2014: “Moving to a DevOps Mode: Easy, Hard or Just Plain Terrifying”

The Tai-Dev Blog
As my other blog post (will soon) reveal, my entire experience of Devoxx UK 2014 was awesome, but in particular I enjoyed presenting “Moving to a DevOps Mode: Easy, Hard or just Plain Terrifying” with Steve Poole. Steve and I have previ More...
July 27, 2014

Is The Anti Matter Principle Useful?

Principles of Software Flow
“Attend to Folk’s Needs.” I must say that when I first read Bob Marshall’s Anti Matter Principle I was somewhat underwhelmed. It was announced with a fanfare of rhetoric. Somewhat mismatched rhetoric, I thought. I don’t More...
July 25, 2014

Marketing scrum vs IT scrum - a report published and presented at agile 2014

Xebia Blog
As we know, Scrum is the perfect framework for IT / software development projects to learn, adapt to change and deliver great software of value, faster. But is Scrum also usable outside of software development? Can we apply similar or maybe even the More...
July 25, 2014

Java 8 Released

AlBlue's Blog
It’s official – Java 8 has been released. This brings one of the biggest changes to the Java platform since the introduction of generics back in Java 5, almost a decade ago. I’ve written up some more about the release at InfoQ. Alo More...
July 25, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 Day 2

AlBlue's Blog
Wow, what a day yesterday was. From Mike’s entertaining keynote with a forward looking view of Eclipse (both as an IDE and also the wider foundation) to the release of Java 8 (and my InfoQ article), there haven’t been many EclipseCons tha More...
July 25, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 Day 3

AlBlue's Blog
What a day yesterday was. The future is truly packaged in small pieces, and the small machines are certainly out in force. It’s a pity the keynote was interrupted by the power glitch, but stranger things have happened. It’s also surprisi More...
July 25, 2014

Java 8 Released

AlBlue’s Blog
It’s official – Java 8 has been released. This brings one of the biggest changes to the Java platform since the introduction of generics back in Java 5, almost a decade ago. I’ve written up some more about the release at InfoQ. Alo More...
July 25, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 Day 2

AlBlue’s Blog
Wow, what a day yesterday was. From Mike’s entertaining keynote with a forward looking view of Eclipse (both as an IDE and also the wider foundation) to the release of Java 8 (and my InfoQ article), there haven’t been many EclipseCons tha More...
July 25, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 Day 3

AlBlue’s Blog
What a day yesterday was. The future is truly packaged in small pieces, and the small machines are certainly out in force. It’s a pity the keynote was interrupted by the power glitch, but stranger things have happened. It’s also surprisi More...
July 25, 2014

Top Tips for Looking at Data Analytics – the Five W’s

Anthony Phillips Blog
Celebrus is all about data. Specifically data which tells you what your customers are doing and via which channels. If I were a marketer, instead of a software developer, I’d probably call this ‘audience behavioural intelligence’, or some such More...
July 22, 2014

Events from our Partners – London Java Community – Brought to you by @RecWorks #ljcjug

London Java Community Blog
Hi guys, I hope you are enjoying the hot weather and managing to miss the thunderstorms! Here’s a round up of the events that are taking place in and around London over the next couple of weeks that I’m sure you’ll want to check out. The list i More...
July 20, 2014

Is the hierarchy dead?

From Fragile To Agile
In 2003 I attended the summer university CampusTI in Valencia, Spain, where I had my first go at ant-colony optimization algorithms. As it happens with these events, sometimes the most interesting lessons come from the people you meet. I spent a good More...
July 16, 2014

New Censum Release 1.3.15

jClarity
Hi all, We’ve released the next Bug GA version of Censum which includes a single fix to correctly discover and ParNew records in Java7 u1-39 (yes they keep changing the record formats :-). We strongly recommend users upgrade as this was a signi More...
July 13, 2014

WorldCup 2014 Retrospective: The Magic about Mindset and Leadership

Xebia Blog
This weekend preparing this blogpost, I ran into a brilliant quote from Johan Cruijff. At a conference a few years ago for the Dutch local government, he told a great story about a talented blind golfer, Ronald Boef he played golf with.  Despite his More...
July 11, 2014

Why Little's Law Works...Always

Xebia Blog
On the internet there is much information on Little's Law. It is described an explained in many places [Vac]. Recently, the conditions under which it is true got  attention [Ram11]. As will be explained in this blog the conditions under which the la More...
July 10, 2014

Bootstrapping and monitoring multiple processes in Docker using monit

Xebia Blog
If you have every tried to start a docker container and keep it running, you must have encountered the problem that this is no easy task. Most stuff I like to start in container are things like http servers, application servers and various other mid More...
July 8, 2014

Events from our Partners – London Java Community – Brought to you by @RecWorks #ljcjug

London Java Community Blog
Hi guys, The festival and holiday season are getting up to speed so let’s hope for more good weather. For anyone who will be in and around London over the next two weeks there are plenty of events that I’m sure you’ll want to make time for. Che More...
July 7, 2014

Applying Little's Law in Agile Games

Xebia Blog
Have you ever used Little's Law to explain that lower WiP (work in progress) limits lead to shorter cycle times? Ever tried to illustrate Little's Law in an Agile game and found it doesn't hold? Then read this blog to discover that it is exactly tru More...
July 7, 2014

10 Good Reasons for using Apache Camel to create Microservices

Bilgin Ibryam's Open Source Journeys
Microservices is an architectural style for distributed applications that is taking over the developer community in high pace. There are tens of blog posts on the net every day, conferences and even books on the topic already.To contribute to all the More...
July 4, 2014

Create the smallest possible Docker container

Xebia Blog
When you are playing around with Docker, you quickly notice that you are downloading large numbers of megabytes as you use preconfigured containers. A simple Ubuntu container easily exceeds 200MB and as software is installed on top of it, the size in More...
July 3, 2014

Dockerfiles as automated installation scripts

Xebia Blog
Dockerfiles are great and easily readable specifications for the installation and configuration of an application. It is terse, can be understood by anyone who understands UNIX commands, results in a testable product and can easily be turned into an More...
July 3, 2014

How architecture enables kick ass teams (1): replication considered harmful?

Xebia Blog
At Xebia we regularly have discussions regarding Agile Architecture? What is it? What does it take? How should you organise this? Is it technical or organisational? And much more questions… which I won’t be answering today. What I will do today More...
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